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African Pair of Ewe Male Twin-Cult Figures from Togo

African Pair of Ewe Male Twin-Cult Figures from Togo


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre 1920: Item # 1371510

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A pair of 20th century carved wooden figures with black pigment, Approximately 7" tall. Ex Ambassador Kenneth Brown, Washington DC. The Ewe people of Ghana believe the birth of twins are a sign of good luck. Twins are known as Venovi, their lives parallel each other from their daily routines to how they are dressed. If one of the twins dies a Venovi figure is created to substitute for the deceased twin and is equally maintained as though alive, being washed and fed. The Ewe people, who live in southern Togo and Ghana are the eastern neighbors of Asante, make small wooden statues and textiles with figurative motifs and symbols.
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